Marvel Cinematic Universe Fans Are Split Over Scarlet Witch’s Story Arc In Doctor Strange 2. Some like the direction Marvel has taken with Elizabeth Olsen’s character, and others aren’t too happy with her storyline in the film. However, the strange doctor The sequel writer stands by the decision they made, and he even admitted that he was part of Team Wanda.
[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.]
Scarlet Witch became a villain in ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’
Doctor Strange 2 quickly made it clear that the Darkhold had turned the Scarlet Witch to the dark side. She wanted to steal America Chavez’s power to travel the multiverse for herself, killing America in the process. However, Doctor Strange did everything to prevent that from happening.
In the end, Wanda realized the error in her ways and destroyed all copies of the Darkhold in each universe, which seemingly killed her.
Several Scarlet Witch fans were conflicted over her storyline in the strange doctor after. They felt his descent into madness was undeserved. And many were unhappy with how Marvel portrayed Wanda as a cold-hearted villain.
‘Doctor Strange 2’ Writer Defends Scarlet Witch Storyline in Film
By speaking with packaging, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Writer Michael Waldron explained why the Scarlet Witch was the villain.
“We were excited to make her the main antagonist of the movie, because it felt like there was no stronger antagonist,” he said. “And it felt like she was just one member of a set to go bad at the end, it would actually shorten both versions of that journey. You might have an ugly version of her falling from grace, and maybe also an ugly version of her as a villain, as opposed to the really fun version of her as a villain.
Waldron added: “My feeling was that Wanda Vision pushed her to where she counted with that pain. But maybe what she didn’t take into account was her anger at the whole thing, and that’s something I discussed with [Elizabeth Olsen]. And I think that’s what the Darkhold took hold of, was that anger, and that really clouds Wanda’s decision-making.
“I also think she makes some good points throughout the film,” the writer concluded. “Stephen gave Thanos the Time Stone. Should he? Could there have been another way? This question is often asked throughout the film. If he hadn’t given Thanos the Time Stone , I mean, Wanda killed Vision. The Mind Stone was gone. Just to say, I think she makes a good point, and it looked like a really delicious conflict to explore.
Like Michael Waldron, many fans pointed out that the Scarlet Witch was rightly angry at Doctor Strange 2. Of course, as Waldron said, the Darkhold took advantage of this anger, which led to her killing many people.
Where does Wanda go from here?
Unfortunately, the future doesn’t look good for the following Scarlet Witch. Doctor Strange 2. She seemingly sacrificed her life to destroy all copies of the Darkhold, but many fans believe Wanda isn’t actually dead. However, Michael Waldron might have some bad news for fans.
“There’s not always a fully satisfying ending for the whole audience, especially when you have a villain that everyone loves and cares about,” the writer explained. “The ending in a lot of ways is probably going to be sad, and it’s a tragedy. But hopefully what was satisfying was the feeling that at the end of this thing, you see Wanda breaking free from the Scarlet Witch’s grip on her, from the Darkhold.
From Waldron’s comments, it looks like the Scarlet Witch was actually dead at the end of Doctor Strange 2. But knowing Marvel, anything is possible.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness now playing in theaters.
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